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Wine time nears

Oconee Fall Festival ready for 38th year of entertainment

Funeral Arrangements Announced for Author Julie L. Cannon

This week's Farmers market

Sincerely,  Dan Matthews



Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2012 06:41:36 -0700
From: oconeefm@yahoo.com


Market Manager oconeefm@yahoo.com www.oconeefarmersmarket.org (currently being updated) 

--- On Fri, 10/12/12, Oconee Farmers Market <oconeefm@yahoo.com> wrote:

From: Oconee Farmers Market oconeefm@yahoo.com
Subject: this week's market
To: "Oconee Farmers Market" oconeefm@yahoo.com
Date: Friday, October 12, 2012, 9:08 AM

Greetings, Please join us this week for the Oconee Farmers Market in downtown Watkinsville. This week our vendors will be bringing okra, peppers, tomatoes, eggplant, squash and zucchini, fresh, dried and dehydrated Shiitake mushrooms, sweet potatoes, pumpkins, jams, jellies, local wildflower honey, sourwood honey, honey butter, pecan honey butter, iced, plain and pumpkin poundcakes, vegetable quiche, Asian cookies and teas, Indian inspired foods, empanadas, lemonade, boiled and fried peanuts, beef jerky and more! We will also have a full line of meat products inclu…

Oconee Enterprise Seeks Sports Reporter

Athens-area author and Dixie Diva dies at 50

City Council approves Animal Control ordinace after changes

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So when is a transfer not a transfer? When you are married to the Landlord, apparently, at least in the wonderful world of Watkinsville beer and wine sales. This was the case at the Watkinsville City Council meeting as the city breezed through a relatively light business agenda with a couple of no-shows in Pike Gas Service and Harjo Wood Works Wednesday evening at the Community Center.. 

The Watkinsville City Council gave its stamp of unanimous approval to a slightly changed Animal Control ordinance that essentially is designed to give teeth to combating animals left alone and tied up without supervision inside the City Limits.  Apparently there are a couple of poor pooches in the White subdivision that are on a chain and keeping people from walking around their neighborhood without fear of getting bit by Fido. I think 45 minutes is as long as you can keep a dog tied up in your yard with no one around.

This ordinance received scrutiny last month and had some changes thanks to outgoin…

Board of Regents Meeting Protest

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Watkinsville Council turns down license for oxygen bar, approves fees for park | Online Athens

Watkinsville Council turns down license for oxygen bar, approves fees for park | Online Athens
This is the only time I can ever recall the Watkinsville City Council flat out turning down someone wanting to do business in their lovely town. I think the concept of an oxygen bar kind of floated past them.

Recently I decided to post links to older articles I wrote before I had this blog, primarily from freelance assignments as a Correspondent for the Athens Banner-Herald newspaper from 1995 to 2005. These are provided as background and perspective in an area not wanting to forget its recent history. I hope these enlighten you.

Watkinsville Council hires ex-cop to clean up city | Online Athens

Watkinsville Council hires ex-cop to clean up city | Online Athens
Thus begins our introduction to Joe Walter, a tall skinny civil servant who busted Ed Tant for weed back in the day. He always seemed very interested in qualifying for his pension. He also is one of four folks working with the Watkinsville Car Wash behind the Chicken Express. He served two terms as Mayor and at least that many as city council member after being the first Code Enforcement Officer. Both he and his subsequent replacement Robert Hegge have a nicotine habit that I hope they cure soon enough.

Recently I decided to post links to older articles I wrote before I had this blog, primarily from freelance assignments as a Correspondent for the Athens Banner-Herald newspaper from 1995 to 2005. These are provided as background and perspective in an area not wanting to forget its recent history. I hope these enlighten you.

License approved for new restaurant | Online Athens

License approved for new restaurant | Online Athens
The emergence of Girasoles upon the restaurant scene of Watkinsville was another watershed moment in 2005 where we could have an actual choice of upscale eateries in the city. Chef Jose Zambrano is my favorite culinary talent in the area. I have followed him from three different restaurants to his present location, and he can make anything you want even if it is not on the menu.

Recently I decided to post links to older articles I wrote before I had this blog, primarily from freelance assignments as a Correspondent for the Athens Banner-Herald newspaper from 1995 to 2005. These are provided as background and perspective in an area not wanting to forget its recent history. I hope these enlighten you.

Watkinsville welcomes coffee house | Online Athens

Bishop wants to hear from cable TV provider representative | Online Athens

Council hears plans of trucking company | Online Athens

Watkinsville Council approves permit, license for trucking firm | Online Athens

Oconee developer Norm Grayson fined for permit violation | Online Athens

City officials approve business licenses at September meeting | Online Athens

Marker among Moore's Ford committee's plans | Online Athens

Teacher-bishop offers ideas about Y2K | Online Athens

Markers to denote Moore's Ford killings | Online Athens

OCAF Wine Fest 2012 Info & Tickets!

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From: Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation <info@ocaf.com> Date: October 9, 2012 11:00:16 AM EDT To: danjmatt@bellsouth.net Subject: OCAF Wine Fest 2012 Info & Tickets! Reply-To: info@ocaf.com


13th Annual
Fall Wine Fest 2     0     1     2 Tickets  On Sale Now!


Sunday Oct. 21, 3-6 PM
Ashford Manor #5 Harden Hill Watkinsville GA 30677 
This years Wine Fest lineup of regional restaurants and beverage suppliers is every bit a great as last year! As you may already know, the Wine Fest is a wonderful afternoon of community, great food and wine. Remember a silent auction & raffle will be held during the event which will include original artwork, pottery and donations from local businesses, all in the lush Ashford Manor gardens in Watkinsville.
Last year's event was one of the best yet! To see a video about the Fall Wine Fest.

2012 Wine Fest Participants Beverages   Five Points Bottle Shop Habersham Winery Shiraz Fine Wine & Gourmet Tall Boy Beverage Co. Terrapin Beer Tiger Mountain Vineyards Res…

Watkinsville mayor: 6 years long enough | Online Athens

Expert offers tips on caring for roses | Online Athens

Watkinsville wants to sell fire truck | Online Athens

Watkinsville council approves new business | Online Athens

Rocket Field parking lot may get paved | Online Athens

Watkinsville council OKs business licenses | Online Athens

Candidates visit Watkinsville council | Online Athens

Youth group rewarded with balloon flight | Online Athens

Fall Festival draws in thousands for arts and food | Online Athens

Hundreds pay respects to veterans at celebration | Online Athens

Subdivision proposed off Barnett Shoals | Online Athens

Hog Mountain Boys pleases audience at Holiday Market | Online Athens

Rezoning OK'd for new Stone Shoals subdivision | Online Athens

New art exhibit features three artists | Online Athens

Watkinsville receives half-million dollar improvement grant | Online Athens

Ghost tour showcases Clarke and Oconee haunts | Online Athens

Restaurant, yoga center OK'd in Watkinsville | Online Athens

Watkinsville city council gives financial support to Eagle Tavern | Online Athens

Watkinsville gets new chipper; asks business to clean grounds | Online Athens

Group makes up March 13 meeting tonight | Online Athens

CCDC News 10.08.12

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Lots of opportunities for activism around here - get busy people - at least get a yard sign at 160 Tracy Street

Sincerely,  Dan Matthews



Subject: CCDC News 10.08.12
From: ccdc.communications@gmail.com
To: danmatt@hotmail.com
Date: Mon, 8 Oct 2012 18:18:50 +0000

CCDC News 10.08.12
Wow!  Political season is upon us.
Read on!


Is this email not displaying correctly?
View it in your browser. Clarke County DEMOCRATIC
Committee
NEWS
10.08.12

You
are invited to
a forum on Constitutional Amendment 1
on Tuesday, October 9,
beginning at 7 p.m.
             in Mell Auditorium at CCHS.
 There will be brief presentations in a moderated question and answer/town hall format.
Please come, listen and learn about the proposed change to how our state's schools are funded and operated.
Open to all -- bring a friend.
Click here for more information. Confirmed participants include Superintendent Lanoue, BOE members Payne and Spangler, Sena…

Christian Lake subdivision discussed | Online Athens

Council concerned about Main Street intersection | Online Athens

Ashford Methodist Church approved for fellowship hall | Online Athens

Watkinsville votes in sign moratorium | Online Athens

Qualifying for City Council seats opens Monday | Online Athens

Poultry products approved for warehouse | Online Athens

Hundreds of hounds help commemorate Grace again | Online Athens

Eagle Tavern could acquire registry info | Online Athens

Historical marker still missing | Online Athens

UGA group to visit Oconee to mark historic sites | Online Athens

Watkinsville man collects and sells old records | Online Athens

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Young Democrats Weekly activities (Phone Bank Monday night)

Phone banking and debate watching this week with the Young Democrats at UGA

Sincerely,  Dan Matthews



Date: Sun, 7 Oct 2012 21:22:14 -0400
From: ugademocrats@GMAIL.COM
Subject: Young Democrats Weekly activities (Phone Bank Monday night)
To: YDEM-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU

Hello everyone!

Here's a quick rundown of this week's schedule
Monday (TOMORROW):Tonight we are phone banking for the President. It's important that you come out and make phone calls. This is the most effective way we can get the President elected. We're meeting at 6:00PM in MLC 348. Bring your phones, chargers, and laptops. Don't forget to RSVP! https://www.facebook.com/events/425424514174229/ Wednesday: From now until the Election, our meetings will be phone banks. There are only 29 days until November 6th and we have to make sure we do everything we can to get President Obama re-elected. You don't want to wake up on November 7th with a President Romney. Join us at 6:15PM in MLC 275. https://www.facebook…

Phone banking opportunity Tuesday evening

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From: Jake Moskowitz, OFA Phone Bank Coordinator jp.moskowitz@gmail.com Date: October 8, 2012 7:14:32 AM EDT To:  Subject: The Right Path Forward Reply-To: Jake Moskowitz, OFA Phone Bank Coordinator jp.moskowitz@gmail.com

Just a few hours of your time could make the difference in this election. Volunteer today. Is this email not displaying correctly?
View it in your browser. Obama For America Dear Athens and Oconee County Democrats, The dust has settled, and the debate is over. According to most pundits, Romney won the debate, and now Obama is in trouble in the polls. NY Times analyst Nate Silver estimates that Mitt Romney will gain about +3 points in the polls, turning this race into a dead-tie.

But Obama has something that Romney doesn't have. Obama has a passionate grassroots organization of voters like you and me, who are willing to invest some of their time into putting this country on the right path. And with our help, Barack Obama can win this election for us. To anyone still on t…